Momoro Ono, DMA
Pianist Momoro Ono has given numerous concerts and masterclasses, including University of British Columbia, Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta Concert Series, Xavier University Music Series in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Bearcat Piano Festival, Seoul National University Tuesday Concerts, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Kennedy Center concert hall. He has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras-the latter performance being broadcast on NPR. In 1980, he won First Prize at Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Memorial Competition and Silver Medal at the Three Rivers International Piano Competition within two weeks. Soon after, he performed on WQXR in New York during Young Artists Showcase. He holds a Doctorate and Artist Diploma from the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Leon Fleisher. He also holds his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of Adele Marcus. Chamber music studies include coaching from members of the Guarneri Quartet with his violinist wife, Heejoung Kim. He also teaches piano at Creighton University.
What to expect in lessons with Dr. Ono:
- Learn how to thoroughly study a score to begin the adventure of music-making
- Develop a piano technique that is ultimately imaginative & expressive, as well as accurate
- Incorporate music theory & music history to enhance musical understanding
- Achieve all of the above in an enjoyable & rewarding manner